Serial crossover BMW X7 revealed before the premiereAugust 2, 2018
The precursor of a large crossover – the concept X7 iPerformance – the company BMW showed in September last year as part of the Frankfurt Motor Show. At the end of 2017, the Germans announced the start of assembly of test samples at a plant in the American Spartanburg (the enterprise still produces models X3, X4, X5 and X6), then the manufacturer distributed teasers and photos of camouflaged SUV. And now there are patent images of the commodity BMW X7 – they were discovered in the base of the certification body of Brazil.
Conveyor X7 retained the giant “nostrils” of the radiator grille of the prototype, the headlights and taillights also remained almost unchanged. But the bumpers and exterior mirrors are different from the serial model, plus there were ordinary door handles instead of “hidden” from the concept.
Crossover BMW X7 is built on a modular platform CLAR, which also underlies, for example, the latest BMW 7 Series, BMW X3 and BMW X5. X7 will be the largest model of the brand, it will be offered with a three-row saloon. The dimensions of the serial SUV are still unknown, the concept of the X7 iPerformance has a length of 5 020 mm, a width of 2,020 mm, a height of 1,800 mm, a wheelbase of 3,100 mm.
It is expected that at the start of sales, the BMW X7 will be offered with petrol and diesel engines: in-line “six” 3.0 and V8 engines 4.4. Later, a hybrid version is likely to appear. By the way, the concept BMW X7 iPerformance is equipped with a hybrid installation, but details about it the Germans have still not been given. In addition, the serial BMW X7 will probably have a charged version with a V12 engine.
Public premiere of the flagship, most likely, will be held at the Auto Show in Los Angeles, which will open in November this year. It is possible that the online presentation of the novelty will take place earlier. Despite the fact that the patent images “surfaced” in Brazil, the main markets for the BMW X7 will be the US and China. At us reception of orders for new SUV can open already in 2018 th.
Meanwhile, because of the trade war of the States and the Middle Kingdom, the release of the all-terrain vehicle intended for the latter country can be transferred from the American Spartanburg. So, in China, BMW has a joint venture with Brilliance, which today produces the standard cross-country BMW X3, and in 2020 there will be assembling the electrical X3.
One of the main competitors of the BMW X7 will be Mercedes-Benz GLS. Mercedes off-road car will soon replace generation – a debut of new generation, probably, will take place next year.